By Janet Carsten

ISBN-10: 1118656288

ISBN-13: 9781118656280

Unique in concentration and overseas in scope, this ebook brings jointly 10 essays in regards to the fabric, metaphorical, and symbolic significance of blood.

  • An interdisciplinary examine that unites the paintings of famous historians and anthropologists
  • Incorporates insights from contemporary paintings in symbolism, kinship reports, clinical anthropology, the anthropology of faith, the sociological research of finance, and textual analysis
  • Covers issues comparable to Medieval eu conceptions of blood; blood and the mind; blood and the cultural learn of finance; and blood forms, identification, and organization in twentieth-century America


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London: Pluto. ) 2007. Race, ethnicity and nation: perspectives from kinship and genetics. Oxford: Berghahn. Wagner, R. 1975. The invention of culture. : Prentice-Hall. Waldby, C. 2002. Biomedicine, tissue transfer and intercorporeality. Feminist Theory 3, 239-54. ——— & R. Mitchell 2006. Tissue economies: blood, organs and cell lines in late capitalism. : Duke University Press. Weston, K. 1995. Forever is a long time: romancing the real in gay kinship ideologies. In Naturalizing power: essays in feminist cultural analysis (eds) S.

American kinship: a cultural account. Chicago: University Press. ——— 1984. A critique of the study of kinship. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Seeman, D. 1999. ‘One people, one blood’: public health, political violence, and HIV in an Ethiopian-Israeli setting. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 23, 159-95. Shao, J. 2006. Fluid labor and blood money: the economy of HIV/AIDS in rural central China. Cultural Anthropology 21, 535-69. ——— & M. Scoggin 2009. Solidarity and distinction in blood: contamination, morality and variability.

They do well to wonder, because they live in a time/place in which the circulation of blood in bodies and in capital markets has become as naturalized as Galen’s proclamations about bodily humours once were. It is hard for them to conceive of a mammalian organism, or an economy, that would operate otherwise. When they entertain such a thought, it is generally construed in terms of some personalized ignorance about the way things really work, an ignorance already historically laid to rest by European science.

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